Nutrition is the root of healthy hair growth. Eating a healthy diet rich in certain nutrients are essential, especially if your hair is thinner on the aging process or from an unbalanced diet. Nourishing hair from the inside out with proper nutrition is the key to normal hair growth, but do not expect magical results overnight. Over time you will notice that your hair is longer and thicker, and there is less evidence of hair loss when you brush your hair
Biotin (vitamin H) deficiency, but rarely is an important factor in alopecia (hair loss). Biotin is found in eggs, cauliflower, beef liver, mushrooms, salmon, spinach, chicken breast, cheese, brewer’s yeast and nuts. The body naturally produces a small amount of biotin which usually counteracts less biotin deficiencies. Eating a balanced diet containing biotin-rich food sources helps restore hair growth for bald and thinning spots on the scalp in both men and women.
Signs of biotin deficiency include depression, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, and dry, scaly skin.
Vitamins B-6 and B-12 is necessary for healthy hair growth, and should be part of a healthy, balanced diet. Foods rich in vitamin B-6 include spinach, peppers and turnip greens. Vitamin B-12 food sources include liver, snapper, cheese, eggs, beef, pork, ham, chicken, mutton, fish, milk and yogurt.
Foods rich in folic acid should be consumed daily as part of balanced diet. These foods include chicken giblets, liver, kidney, egg yolks, legumes, almonds and nuts. Carbohydrates contain folic acid include whole-grain breads, potatoes and sweet potatoes. Fruits and vegetables contain folic acid include spinach, beets, broccoli, brussels sprouts, asparagus, cabbage, peaches, oranges and bananas.